AUTHORPilat, Joseph F., Ed.
TITLEAtoms for Peace: A Future after Fifty Years?
PUBLISHERJohns Hopkins University Press
CITYBaltimore, MD

The purpose of this book is to examine the impact of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace proposal and resulting policies on current and future nuclear issues. It is a collection of papers presented at a conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the proposal. Presentations are arranged into the following broad topics: the enduring legacy, addressing nuclear proliferation and terrorism, the promise of nuclear energy, and looking into the future. Authors present diverse opinions on the two major products of the proposal, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT). Specific topics addressed by the chapters include preventing nuclear terrorism, the paradox of nuclear power, the nuclear fuel cycle and the fissile material cutoff treaty. Appendices contain Eisenhower’s 1953 address to the United Nations, the IAEA charter, the text of the NPT, and materials related to the Global Threat Reduction Initiative and the proposed U.S Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP).

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